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Kokoro is a 17 year-old geisha-in training. Her mother, Miyako, was one of Fame Douglas' many mistresses (another being Helena's mother, Maria) and after Kokoro's birth Miyako and her child moved to the country. Kokoro began training to be a geisha, but her heart was actually in both training to be a geisha and martial arts. She asked her mother if she could participate in the 4th Dead or Alive Tournament, and she hesitantly accepted.

After several rounds of the tournament, Kokoro meets Helena who, unbeknownst to Kokoro, is her half-sister; however, Helena seems to recognize Kokoro and mentions Miyako before their fight. Kokoro's CG ending shows her returning home to pursue her training once again, doing things like fan dancing, playing the shamisen and a small drum.
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Page Updated:  Oct. 18th, 2023

I'm not exactly sure what possessed Team Ninja to create another Asian girl for DOA3. I mean, at a glance... Kokoro looks strikingly similar to Lei Fang
(When she's not in her default costume, she could easily be confused for other girls in the series. lol.) When DOA3 released, Kokoro didn't jump out as a character that seemed particularly interesting or innovative for the series. However, Kokoro's fighting style holds up pretty well on the DOA roster. She's got some pretty cool attacks and throws.

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